Thailand is one of that country that you must visit at least once in your life. Breathtaking sceneries and beaches, world-class diving, jungles, vibrant cities, historical and archeological sites and of course unique culture. All these you will find in one country. Besides that Thailand is very friendly and safe place for tourists and backpackers with the cheap prices.
Best time to visit
Thailand has three seasons: winter, summer and the rainy season.
Best season to visit Thailand is the wintertime – from November till February. The weather these months is the most comfortable – pleasant temperature, quite dry with less rains. This time is perfect to enjoy beaches and discover the cities.
From March till May it’s the summer season – the temperature is hot and usually stays around 40°C. some people like to come to thailand at these months, but if you don’t like when it’s very hot, better for you to plan your trip for the wintertime.
From June till October is the rainy season when rains often and sometimes with rainstorms. Even if it seems maybe not the best time to come, some tourists choose these months because of the low prices as it is a low season.
Thailand is a great destination but even so you need to take precautions to be sure that your trip will be safe and free of worries.
Here is the vaccines that you should have before going to Thailand:
Typhoid (Contaminated Food or Water)
Hepatitis A (Contaminated Food or Water)
Below you’ll find the list of vaccines that mustn’t be done but can be necessary depending on the time you are going to spend in the country, the region you’re visiting and activities you’re planning to do. For that consult with your doctor:
Hepatitis B (Contaminated Body Fluids (Sex, needles, etc.)
Cholera (Contaminated Food or Water)
Rabies (Infected Animals)
Japanese Encephalitis (Mosquito bite)
Malaria (Mosquito bite)
Influenza (Airborne Droplets)
The currency in Thailand is Thai Bath (THB). 1 U.S. dollar is approximately 31 THB. And 1 Euro is 38,50 THB.
You can change your money at the airport in Thailand, but I’d advise you not to exchange all because the rate there is usually higher. The best rate normally you can find in the city. In Bangkok it’s in the Khao San Road or shopping mall MBK.
Top things to see and do in Thailand
Bangkok is one of the cities that you must visit at least for a few days. It’s a very vibrant city and has hundreds things to do. I’d suggest you to visit famous Grand Palace and Wat Prakaew, to see the most recognised towering spires Wat Arun, to buy some fruits at Floating Market, to check the gigantic laying Buddha Wat Pho, to walk in Khao San Road and to visit the famous Chatuchak Weekend Market.
Visit Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand, but in contrast to Bangkok it’s very relaxed. Here you’ll be able not only enjoy incredible landscapes and beautiful nature, but also will find lots of astonishing temples, good number of which are still in use by monks. I’d also advise you to spend a day in the Elephant Nature Park and don’t miss an opportunity to discover city’s markets and the largest night bazar in the country.
Enjoy stunning beaches
Thailand is famous for its magnificent beaches. So while visiting it make sure to leave some days of your trip for discovering the best beaches in Thailand. If you are traveling in the south part of country I’d advise you to visit beautiful beaches of Phuket, like Patong Beach, Nai Ham, Mai Kao and many others. Those who are staying in Bangkok can enjoy the beaches nearby, for example a calm and peaceful Hua Hin. Besides that you can discover famous islands like Phi Phi, where the legend movie “The Beach” with Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed, beaches of Ko Chang – the second largest island in country, and Samui island.
Get peace in Ayutthaya
Just one hour from Bangkok you can find UNESCO World Heritage Site – Ayutthaya – an amazing historical park with lost of magnificent places, temples and Buddha statues. Get sure that you visited Wat Phra Ram Temple, Wat Chaiwatthanaram monastery, and Wat Phra Si Sanphet, and of course don’t miss an opportunity to see the Buddha head behind Mahathat Temple, that became the iconic symbol of Ayutthaya.
- Eventhough the city is not big, the temples stays at a distance from each other. I’d advise you to rent a bicycle or tuk-tuk to move around if you want to see the main sightseeings within 1-2 days.
- Also don’t forget to cover your head and put a sunscreen before your walk to avoid the sunburn.
Walk in Khao Yai National Park
Khao Yai National Park is one of the gibbets national parks in Thailand and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can come here as for a day, so for a few days. You will be surprised by the beautiful and wild nature you can find here: lots plants and animal species, white-handed gibbons, the giant hornbill and Asian wild elephants.